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European Union signs landmark association agreement with Ukraine
More substantial parts of the agreement concerning free trade will only be signed after Ukraine has held new presidential elections in May, reports Reuters.
Ukraine ready to sign association agreement during March EU summit
Ukraine’s new government wants to sign its Association Agreement with the EU at the 20-21 March summit of EU leaders, a high-ranking diplomat told EurActiv today (27 February).
US drafts Ukraine sanctions, as EU mulls new talks
The US state department has been remodelled to fit the EU’s so-called Eastern Partnership policy on pulling former Soviet republics closer to the West amid Russia’s new assertiveness in the region
Rybak says EU-Ukraine Association Agreement can be signed without FTA
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Rybak has said he does not rule out the possibility of signing an Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU without the creation of a free trade area (FTA).
EU halts work on Ukraine trade deal
The European Union has suspended work on a trade and association agreement with Ukraine after failing to get a "clear commitment" from President Viktor Yanukovych to sign it.
Ukraine sees positive result at EU summit on free-trade pact
The EU reiterated that the deal is still on the table. “We have to get over this either-or mentality,” Merkel said. “The Cold War is over.”
Scrapped EU-Ukraine trade deal is good news for China
A long-term beneficiary of Ukraine’s decision could prove to be China, who is investing heavily in Ukraine as a major source of energy and agricultural products
Facing Russian threat, Ukraine halts plans for deals with EU
Under threat of crippling trade sanctions by Russia, Ukraine announced Thursday that it had suspended its plans to sign far-reaching political and trade agreements with the European Union and said it would instead pursue new partnerships with a competing trade bloc of former Soviet states.
Russia bans two Ukraine meat firms, as meat war threatens
In a bid to force Ukraine to abandon the signing of a free trade agreement with the EU, Russian veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor has banned meat imports from two Ukrainian companies in the first step of a possible meat war that could seriously damage the Ukrainian industry.
Ukraine-EU trade deal: Business seeks delay, quarreling MP’s stall
Ukraine’s prospect of signing a key Euro-integration deal this month remains questionable. Its big business suggests delaying the move by at least a year, while parliament has stalled a vote that could release ex-PM Tymoshenko.
Ukrainian chances of clinching EU deal begin to fade
Ukraine’s union of industrialists and businessmen late Tuesday called on President Yanukovych to delay the signing of the deal by one year, saying it was damaging trade relations with Russia and Kazakhstan.
Ukraine angry as Canada suspends free-trade talks
After three years of talks and five rounds of negotiations, the Canadian government suddenly suspended free trade negotiations with Ukraine – leaving a nearly complete deal in limbo.
Signing of treaty on free trade zone between Ukraine, EU will create problems for Ukraine, Russia - Putin
"If Ukraine believes it needs to sign a treaty on free trade with the EU, it means that’s how it should be. However, we see some problems for us and them here," Putin said in an interview with Russia’s Channel One and the Associated Press.
Ukraine, Israel resume talks on FTA in December
Work on the FTA agreement between Israel and Ukraine goes as planned, the next round of negotiations is scheduled for December. The press service of the Embassy of Israel in Ukraine informs.
Ukraine’s EU deal: good or bad for the oligarchs?
They continue to wield economic and political influence, but how will Ukraine’s oligarchs be affected by the Association Agreement the country is close to signing with the EU?
Russia readies tighter customs if Ukraine signs EU deal: report
Russia is preparing tighter customs controls with Ukraine in case Kiev makes the "suicidal" move of signing an association agreement with the European Union, an aide to President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on Sunday.
EU-Ukraine FTA (draft, 2013)
Ukraine: Government publishes draft Association Agreement
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine posted draft EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on the government portal. The document is freely available and can be read by any Internet user.
Turkey aims to complete talks for FTA with Ukraine
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey aims to complete the talks for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Ukraine as of 2015.
Ukraine handed November deadline on EU Association pact
Ukraine must seal a delayed accord to bolster ties with the European Union at a November summit or risk waiting years to sign the pact, the 27-member bloc said.